I was asked by a reader to offer an opinion on the Nikon Nikkor AI-S 85mm f/2. The reader asked me, verbatim, "is the hype about it justified?". To be honest, I'm not sure we can talk of a "hype". There are certainly quite a few users who have taken many magnificent pics with this lens, and they consider it an excellent portrait and short tele. On the other hand, there are also other users, who could claim the same about other lenses. So, what's the truth?
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|Stop down to f/2.8 for tack-sharp, contrasty images.|
Pros/Cons+ like all Ai-S lenses, it's built superbly. It will take a very thorough beating without problems.
+ manual focus is perfect, again as expected.
+ splendid optical quality - especially from f/2.8 and over, you really can't find any flaws.